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MDA assistant director pleads guilty to corruption and forgery

Published on May 30, 2014 2:29 PM
 
Media Development Authority (MDA) assistant director Lai Wai Khuen, accused of corruption and forgery, pleaded guilty to six charges on Friday.  -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - A Media Development Authority (MDA) assistant director accused of corruption and forgery pleaded guilty to six charges on Friday.

Lai Wai Khuen, 37, originally accused of 31 charges and currently suspended from duty, admitted to one charge each of trying to get a loan and forgery, and three charges of getting loans of between $1,500 and $5,000 from various people in return for facilitating MDA grants.

A district court heard that Lai, who joined MDA as a manager in October 2009 and was promoted to assistant director in 2012, headed a cluster in charge of talent development, mediapolis, games, publishing and media services.

In the course of his work, he was required to promote, evaluate, recommend and administer the award and disburse MDA grants under various schemes.

 
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